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2 years ago#1
I realize Steam is smart and won't let you buy a game twice.

However, my friend tried to be nice a while ago, buying and setting up Dark Souls on my computer while I was away as a gift for my birthday. However, when he was setting it up, he accidentally bound the key to his GFWL account, not realizing the key was going to bind to the specific account instead of bind to the computer. So now, while I can play, it's always under his account.

It's on Steam Sale right now for only $5, so I'd like to just buy another key so I can register it to my own GFWL account, but it won't let me. Any workaround?
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2 years ago#2
just a theory but:

buy as gift, make new account, gift to new account, copy cd key, register cd key to your live ID?
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2 years ago#3
Killah Priest posted...
just a theory but:

buy as gift, make new account, gift to new account, copy cd key, register cd key to your live ID?


Sounds plausible. I'll give it a shot.
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2 years ago#4
or just wait until later 2014 when the DRM will be patched out.
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2 years ago#5
GFWL is dying, microsoft's fully pulling its plug.

Dark Souls should get a official patch to remove it, if not. Then it can be like Fallout 3 where user mod's removed it.
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